Thursday, August 2, 2012

To the Maxi

I lied about this dress in my fitting room post. A few strategic pulls here and some folds there, and I'm able to secure the maxi to fall about an inch off the ground. No need to shell out money for alterations after all. Yay! That made my day.

This is the first long dress I own where I have to watch my steps. Apparently the narrower bottom doesn't accommodate my unbeknownst-to-me large strides. Now I know why I arrive at appointments early.

Have a great Thursday, everyone!
lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in coral crush (sold here)
flower pin: Old Navy (similar)
sweater: Old Navy button-back 3/4-sleeve pullover (similar)
Spotted Moth via Kendi's giveaway (similar)
bracelets: Madewell nautical knot (similar); Forever 21 chain link (similar)
belt: Ann Taylor exotic perfect skinny (this season's sold here)
dress: Old Navy drawstring-tube jersey maxi (may still be in stores; similar)
nails (on toes): Deborah Lippmann Naked (sold here)
shoes: Old Navy faux-leather capri sandals (sold here)

21 comments:

  1. LOVE that striped maxi! Really love how you styled it with those pops of colour! Looking fabulous!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  2. classic color combo and a great pop of color.

    xo

    Sam

    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  3. Love it with the yellow and flower pin! Fun!

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  4. Gorgeous outfit! I'm wishing for so e warm weather so I can bring out try maxi dresses!

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  5. This outfit is perfection! I recently purchased a few rugby striped maxi's from gap kids and hope they look half as good as you ON one! :)

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  6. love your dress!!
    kisses from milan
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  7. I love this maxi...I also love the black/white/ and yellow..a color combo I was just thinking about today...

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Rosalyn
    www.just2fancy.com

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    1. Initially I was going to leave the house without the flower pin, but then I saw myself in the mirror and thought, "hmmm... I look like a bumble bee," lol. The flower pin and ring sort of goes along with the theme ;)

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  8. Love, love, love!!! All I will say about this outfit!!!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

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  9. I adore big and wide stripes of this maxi dress, and that bright flower adds a fun pop of color. Still havent worn my first maxi dress that i purchased since March. Have been saving it for a Hawaii trip.

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    1. A maxi will serve you well on your upcoming trip. Safe travels, Nelah!

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  10. Brilliant idea! I never would have thought to use the belt to keep the dress up off the ground. Smart thinking!

    http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com/

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    1. This maxi actually came with a drawstring waist tie, but I sort of just hid that behind the yellow belt this time :)

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  11. lol, nothing like a narrow skirt at the bottom to let you know how wide your strides are. Happened to me the other day I felt like a little barbie doll walking oh so daintly. Love the dress!

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    1. HAHA @ your dainty barbie description! That's exactly what I felt like too :)

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  12. I love the styling you did with this dress...the flower is just awesome! I bought my first maxi skirt in maternity form, because it just seemed super comfortable, and at this point, I'm more concerned about comfort than vanity, and I'm kind of surprised at how much I love it. I don't have a problem stepping on it, but I do CONSTANTLY roll over it with my chair in the office, so that's always fun :)

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    1. Hehehe, anything to make the workday more fun is good by me :)

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  13. I'm glad the maxi length worked out for you! Looks so lovely with the flower pin and pop of yellow. You never cease to amaze me with your styling!

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  14. GORGEOUS!! that is all.

    goes back to drool at Cee's pictures. xox P

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  15. im glad you bought this dress from Old Navy since you look soooo cute in it! i love the added flower and the pop of yellow!

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